30" x 24"
New Year’s joy…colorful kimonotells it all
I remember with nostalgia the ritual of my family at the New Year. We gathered in our formal Tatami* room, with my father seated before the Tokonoma **. Everyone wore their best clothes. I was given a new kimono, and I greeted my father formally, with a deep bow. Then the festivity could begin with the special Sake and delicacies of the New Year’s feast.
* Straw mat.
** Alcove where a painting and flower arrangement were displayed.